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Professor , research scientist

Vinay Kumar Sehgal, Indian research scientist. Recipient Jawaharlal Nehru National award, Indian Council Agricultural Research, 2002, Poster award, National Symposium, Indian Society Agrophysics, 2005, Best Paper award, Indian Society Remote Sensing, 2004, Best Technology Paper award, First ENVI&IDL Use Meet, 2005, University Merit Certified, 1985-1987, Merit scholarship, 1984-1987.


Sehgal, Vinay Kumar was born on December 14, 1966 in New Delhi.


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Great Britain Pant University Agril &amp Technology, Nainital, India, 1987. Master of Science in Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2001.


Scientist Space Aplications Center, Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad, 1991—2003. Senior scientist Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2003—2006, since 2008. Professor & head National Institute Disaster Management, 2006—2008.

Secretary member Indian Space Research Organization, 2001—2003. Member Institute Think Tank, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2003—2006. Associate editor Journal Disasters & Development, 2006—2009.

Member National Executive Council, Indian Society Remote Sensing, 2006—2010. Member Minister Agriculture Government India, 2003—2006, member Minister Home affairs, 2008—2009, member Minister Earth Science, since 2009.


  • Achievements include research in spatio-temporal trends of rainfall based meteorological droughts in India. Research in deriving crop phenology metrics and their trends from multi-temporal satellite data.

    Research in near real time drought monitoring using remote sensing & meterological information available in public domain. Research in linking remote sensing inputs with crop simulation models for spatial crop yield mapping. Research in assessment & mapping environmental vulnerability to agricultural drought.

    Research in crop acreage and production estimation using satellite remote sensing data. Research in design & development of crop growth monitoring system. Research in all indian wheat yield forecasting using crop simulation model.

    Research in impact of climate change on indian agriculture. Research in retrieval of leaf and canopy biophysical parameters from remote sensing data using radiative transfer model.


Member of Indian Society Agrophysics (life), India Society Geomatics (life), India Meteorological Society (life), Indian Society Remote Sensing (life), Association Agrometeorologist (life).


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, reading.


He is married and has two daughters.

Seema Sehgal - Indian - consultant , researchers

PhD in Agricultural Physics from IARI, PG Diploma in Marketing, she has a total of 23 years experience in Agricultural industry.